Beyond Dynamic Adaptability
Fishbowl Session: How does technology build or enhance networked participation?
2:15-4:00 PM

Fishbowl #2, “How can technology help build and enrich networks of participation?” will be held in the Commandant Ballroom on the 10th floor.


Here's the conference agenda and overall framing:
http://www.organizational-services.com/bda/Agenda.aspx

Room Set Up: 100 people - Chairs in two circles, inner circle of moderator and participants
outer circle of participants in the room

Note: Beth is doing a 30 minute presentation that is suppose to que up this discussion.

Becoming An Networked Arts Nonprofit: Change from Inside Out
Social media is changing how arts nonprofits interact with audiences, deliver programs, lead, manage, and even govern. This presentation will focus on what arts nonprofits can do to create and adopt a networked mindset, learn from experimentation, and foster a social organizational culture.



Beth Kanter, Moderator
Participants: Michella Rivera- Gravage/CAA
Marc Vogl/BAVC
Tamara Alvarado/1st Act
Annika Nonhebel/AXIS Dance
Anita Jackson/Moms Rising
Mark Taylor/KQED




2:00-2:05
Welcome, Introduction, Explain ProcessBeth
Explain how fish bowl will work (large group, small group) and timings
Overall framing: We need to ask related questions to address this question of using technology to enhance networked participation. Organizations - both large and small - need to change from the inside out, specially the way they do their work and create artistic programs. We need to examine our blind spots, our challenge our perceptions, and accept that change is already here. We need to learn how experiment and be comfortable from learning from failure. We need to understand these changes from our audiences point of view and what they expect. There is lots to learn from those in the arts who already expeimenting with different ways of working and incorporating social media and new technologies as well as learn from adjacent fields.
Each of the panelists is going introduce themselves and give us a three minute framing on their views about the topic to spark the full group discussion

2:05-3:00
Full Group

Each presenter gets 3 minutes to share their perspective related to the overarching question. You can share a story to make your point, or raise it a provocative set of questions.


Marc Vogl/BAVC
The People Formerly Known As The Audience
What are your audiences’ expectations in terms of engaging with you and your art online?
What do they think their audience expects to do? Are they engaged in that? Crossing their fingers and hopes?

Mark Taylor/KQED
Change from the Inside Out
How not to be afraid of experimentation? How not to be afraid of failure?
Shifting our thinking from analog to digital
Change is difficult for large institutions
We’re risk adverse

Michella Rivera- Gravage/CAAM
Audience engagement in the creative process
If the audiences is to have input into the creative process, how do arts organizations shift their mindsets to allow this happen?
How can arts organizations use social media to conceptualize programming and audience engagement throughout the creative process?

Anita Jackson/Moms Rising
What Can Artists Learn from Activists?What is networked participation? What does it mean when you have a online and on the ground presence?

Annika Nonhebel/AXIS Dance

Why Social Media Leverages Participation


  • In the last 2 years AXIS has changed the way in which we work with social media
  • focus on using social media as a way to engage and interact in a meaningful way with AXIS fans/audiences all over the world. Being able to reach people we normally wouldn't reach.
  • YouTube : fast and easy way to showcase dance. Often better quality than dvd's. Seeing AXIS is believing. More people get to see AXIS and become part of our network.
  • Mobile devices, with excellent camera options: allows to share in the moment: both for "audience members" as well as for me wanting to share things that are happening right then and there.


Tamara Alvarado/1st Act



-Identify set of discussions to ask participants and to draw in audience


3:00-3:30Small Groups

Each presenter will lead a small group discussion on their question or you can identify something else based on what we hear. Participants in the room can divide up based on their interest. If the physical space does not work, group leaders can take a group into the hall. For these small groups discussions, we are seeking momentum. It is not just open input - rather, progressive input that arrives at something like new plateaus for action. Tangible next steps. So the hope that the group might move towards answers to the questions, or more answers than they started with...


BK:Explain small group discussionsAsk each presenter to share their topic and move to a different part of the room (if needed can leave the room and go in the hall)
Process:

(1) Ask for a person who will take responsibility for reporting back to the whole group at 3:45
(2) Facilitate a discussion the question, getting as many people to participate

6 moderators / 100 people = 15-18 ppl per group

Michella Rivera- Gravage/CAAM

How can small organizations with limited resources do the necessary work of engagement and still create programs?

Marc Vogl/BAVC
How can we engage audiences online before, during, and after they participate in a performance or program?

Tamara Alvarado/1st Act

Annika Nonhebel/AXIS Dance

Anita Jackson/Moms Rising
What can arts organizations use or apply from Momsrising “layer cake approach"?

Mark Taylor/KQED
How to fail fast and learn from it!

3:30-4:00
Reconvene

Each small group leader asks the reporter to share the topic level themes from their group, and then adds whatever is needed. Feedback is sought from the full group by the moderator. After all groups report back, moderator does a conclusion/synthesis. Each small group gets 4 minutes to report. Beth will do a grand synthesis!



Contact informaction

Beth Kanter, Moderator

Participants:
Michella Rivera- Gravage/CAAM
michella@asianamericanmedia.org


Marc Vogl/BAVC
marc@bavc.org


Tamara Alvarado/1st Act
talvarado@1stact.org


Annika Nonhebel/AXIS Dance
Annika@axisdance.org


Anita Jackson/Moms Rising
anita@momsrising.org


Mark Taylor/KQED
__mtaylor@kqed.org__